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Vladimir Babeshko

Vladimir Babeshko

German violist Vladimir Babeshko is one of the most prominent soloists and chamber musicians of his generation. 


He has performed at the Lockenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Edinburgh International, Verbier, Next Generation, Oberstdorfer Musiktagen, Weilburger Schlosskonzert, Oranjewood, Chelsea Music, and Rio Music Week festivals, collaborating with esteemed colleagues such as Christoph Eschenbach, Gidon Kremer, Daniel Müller-Schott, Gary Hoffman, Lynn Harrell, Lambert Orkis, Ksenia Bashmet and the Henschel Quartet.


Babeshko joins his long-term mentor Anne-Sophie Mutter for performances throughout Europe, North America, and Asia that feature the world and national premieres of Jörg Widmann’s Study on Beethoven String Quartet No. 6, as well as on a tour of South American with her soloist ensemble the ‘Mutter Virtuosi’.


Composer Pierre-Dominique Ponnelle dedicated and wrote for him a viola concerto, which received its premiere in Mannheim with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester in 2015. 


He is currently first solo violist and section leader of the Belgian National Orchestra.


Vladimir Babeshko plays on a viola by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume from the year 1870, which is generously lent to him by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation of which he was a scholarship recipient from 2009 to 2018.